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ARTWho Owns Antiquity?Two U.S. museums wrestle with the provenance question.by Blake Gopnik

There are 2 comments on the The Daily Beast story from Sep 10, 2012, titled ARTWho Owns Antiquity?Two U.S. museums wrestle with the provenance question.by Blake Gopnik. In it, The Daily Beast reports that:

In 1966, curators at the archaeological museum of the University of Pennsylvania bought a pile of gorgeous Bronze Age jewelry from a Philadelphia dealer.

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DkRaven

Worcester, VT

#1 Sep 10, 2012
This is a big question with many nuances: Very likely there's no single answer that will apply to all situations equally. One very important factor, though, should be respecting the rights, ethics and wishes of the indigenous cultures, be they Native American, Greek, Egyptian, Polynesian, or whatever. If there is a plausible case that artifacts were looted or otherwise misappropriated, serious consideration should be given to making things right even at this late date.
JPS

Darby, PA

#2 Sep 14, 2012
Art Who?

Ans: Art Garfunkel

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